In Memory - Dallas Cornelius
September 24, 1951 - June 13, 2024

Dallas Cornelius - Cla-Cor Farm

Dallas Cornelius went home to be with his beloved Lord and Saviour on June 13th, 2024. He was greeted in heaven by his parents, two of his children and nine grandchildren.

Dallas was born on September 24th, 1951 in Saint Joseph, MO. He attended Central High School where he enjoyed being a part of several theater productions.

He went to the University of Missouri in Columbia and majored in dairy husbandry. What was most significant about his time in college was his involvement in the Campus Crusade for Christ ministry where he began his own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The other highlight of his time in college was meeting the love of his life, Debby Powell, whom he married in 1975.

After college, Dallas moved back to Easton, Missouri to dairy-farm with his dad, Harry and his brother, Cary. Debby joined him on the farm after they got married, and they raised five children together in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Dallas was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Saint Joseph where he faithfully served the Lord in many areas.

He is survived by his siblings, Janice Howerton and Cary Cornelius; his wife, Debby; his five children: Betsy Wall (Read), Lance Cornelius (Ashlee), Heidi Merritt (Adam), Zac Cornelius, Holly Schoonover (James); and eight grandchildren who will dearly miss their “Pap.”

Celebration of Life 11:00 A.M. Friday, Fellowship Bible Church. Private Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family suggests memorial contributions to Casa De Mi Padre or the Fellowship Bible Church. Online guest book and obituary at

In Memory - Sarah "Sue" Fulp
November 11, 1941 - June 15, 2024

Sue Fulp - Fulp Farm

Sarah "Sue" Fulp, age 82 of Mt. Vernon, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was born November 11, 1941 in Cape Fair, Missouri. The daughter of Otto Byrom and Dolly Blair.

Sue married Gary Fulp on December 31,1960 and they spent 61 years together before his passing in 2022. Sue worked side by side with Gary running a dairy farm for 50 years before retiring in 2019. She raised four daughters, loved to quilt and always had a huge garden every summer where she and Gary canned the produce they grew. She spoiled us with her home cooking, homemade pies and made from scratch chocolate sheet cake. She loved spending time with her grandkids and going to their ball games. Sue was a devoted member of the Aurora church of Christ and just recently the Mount Vernon church of Christ. We will miss Sue more than words can say and are so grateful we had the privilege of calling her mom, grandma and GG.

Survivors include her four daughters, Karla Grimm and her husband Jim of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, Angela Bos and her husband Alby of Billings, Missouri, Tami Fulp and her fiancé Scott Denny of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, and Sheila Groves and her husband Todd of Billings, Missouri; along with 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Sue is preceded in death by her husband, Gary Fulp; her parents, Otto and Dolly Byrom; two brothers, Bob Byrom and Dean Byrom; and one sister, Wanda Gold.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 1:00 PM in Mt. Vernon Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2024 from 6-8:00 PM in Peterson Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial donations to be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

In Memory - Steve Fielden
Fielden Farm, Rogersville, MO

Steven L. Fielden, 76, Rogersville passed away Tursday, June 11, 2024 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born June 5, 1948 in Springfield, Missouri the son of the late Joe and Maxie (Wilkerson) Fielden. He was united in marriage September 16, 1965 in Bolivar, Missouri to Teresa Reed

Steve was a lifelong dairy farmer. He started his dedication to agriculture as a young boy exhibiting registered Holsteins with his brother in 4-H and FFA across several states. He achieved his American FFA degree and continued to be a pillar in the agriculture community until his death. He sat on multiple boards and committees throughout his life including; MFA, FSA, MID-Am, DFA, Farm Credit, Missouri Holstein Association & Missouri Brown Swiss Association to name a few. He served as the president for The Missouri Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives where he traveled across the nation visiting multiple operations. He followed in his father’s footsteps and served as the dairy cattle superintendent at The Ozark Empire Fair for several years, building a good relationship with many other dairy farmers in the area.

Steve was an alumnus of Rogersville High school. He served as President for the Logan-Rogersville School Board, allowing him to hand his oldest child his diploma as he crossed the stage. While on the school board he held an instrumental role in extending the afternoon milk program for the students, when it was facing expense cuts. He was a founding member of the Logan-Rogersville Jr. Livestock Board on which he served until its dismemberment. He was a founding member of the Logan-Rogersville FFA Booster Club along side his youngest child who was a student at the time. In this role he was responsible for establishing the Bylaws by which the FFA Booster Club operated for years.

Steve was a mentor to his family and many others. Anyone who knew him, knew he was someone they could count on. It didn’t matter if it was a sick cow, a tractor not running right or a struggling crop. He was a good provider for his family even when milk prices were low or the cattle market bottomed out. He was always willing to educate anyone interested in agriculture, all while joking around with them. He had a big laugh and a great sense of humor. He instilled in his family, hard work and family heritage. His legacy will live on through the farm as we try to navigate without him. He was looking forward to the upcoming weddings of his grandchildren and more great-grandchildren that might come along. He was hoping to reach September 2025 to celebrate 60 years of marriage with the love of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Teresa; two sons, J.A. Fielden and his wife Pam, Leslie Fielden and his wife Barbra; three daughters, Tammy Utke and her husband Ronny, Allison Fielden, and Missy Smith and her husband Stephen; ten grandchildren, Jason Fielden and his girlfriend Alisha, Josh Fielden and his wife Emmalea and their children, Laramie, Lylah, Lydia, and Letty; Travis Fielden and his fiancé Cheyenne, Chelsea McCall and her husband Kyle, and their children, Ryder, Reed, and Reese; Cordell Utke and his wife Josie, Laythen Utke and his wife Emily, Grace Fielden and her fiancé Tarek, Gregory Dalton and his son Thorin, Sammi Prine(Smith) and her husband Chris, Curtus Smith and his wife Chloe; a brother, Larry Fielden and his wife Beverly, Three sisters-in-law; Terena Reed, Tonya Ferrier, and Beverly Berry and her husband Alan, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A celebration honoring Steve’s life will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2024 at J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Ozarks Food Harvest, P.O. Box 5746, Springfield, MO 65801-5746 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 601 St. Louis St, Springfield, MO 65806.


Summer Field Day
Wednesday, July 17

2024 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Wednesday, JULY 17 - Miller, MO
Hump-Back Dairy - Camel Dairy

Everyone is Welcome - Bring a Neighbor!

The Hostetler's of Miller, MO previously had a Holstein dairy, but 13 years ago sold out and started a dromindary camel farm. They currently milk around 35 cows. The Hostetler's pasteurize, bottle and ship all of their milk.

What an amazing opportunity to see a unique agriculture operation here in Missouri. Come and see the practices, animals and processing facility. We also will have a luncheon speaker from the Missouri Department of Ag Diagnostic laboratory to tell us the tests and pathogens that they test for in their facility and how this can help improve your herd.

There will be lots to see so come ready to take it all in as we thank this family for opening their doors to us. This is an outstanding operation with equally great people! You won't want to miss it.

The camels with the milk they produce ready to shipo

Processing faciliy

  • 10:00 am Registration
  • 10:30 am Welcome, introductions & program begin
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • Refreshments will be provided all day

Hump-Back will display and demonstrate:
  1. Luncheon Speaker: Diagnostic Laboratory - what do you need to know?
  2. Milking barn for camels
  3. Camel housing
  4. Cow and calf pairs
  5. Housing and feeding systems
  6. Processing and Pasteurizing facility
  7. Grazing and dry camels
  8. Shipping facility
  9. Lunch will be provided with several door prizes.

From I-44: Take Exit 49 for MO-174. Turn right onto State Hwy M. Travel 5.2 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 96E for 1.8 miles. Turn north onto Hwy M for 1.5 miles. Turn east onto Lawrence 2045 for .5 mi and turn south onto Lawrence 1185. Travel to end of road and follow signs.

Hump-Back Dairy
Sam & Jeff Hostetler
4858 Lawrence 1185, Miller, MO 65707
Questions: 417-840-3203,



Region 7 board member, Dwight Rokey, Kansas, has served two terms on the Holstein Association Board of Directors. Therefore, Dwight is ineligible for re-election to the board. Region 7 consists of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahmoa, Texas and New Mexico. Two members have declated their candidacy from this region seeking the Region 7 position on the Holstein Board of Directors:

Alfred Brandt, Missouri and
Tim Klipp, Kansas


Scott Wilson, MO
Janice Perry, Republic, MO

This year's convention is to be held in Salt Lake City, UT.

How to contact your Missouri Representatives: If you want to contact your delegates regarding issues that you feel are important and need to be discussed feel free to contact them at the numbers below.

Region 7 Director - Dwight Rokey 785-284-2669 or
Scott Wilson 417-592-0646 or
Janice Perry 417-861-5958 or

State Fair 2024
**NEW IN 2024**

NO LATE ENTRIES - All paper and online entries must be received in the office by 5pm, July 8!

Exhibitors interested in competing at the Missouri State Fair will now be able to access new online entry and payment options, and online registration for the vendor input form.


To enter online, visit, click on 'Online Registration' or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).



Conjunction with Missouri Dairy Cow Camp
May 22-24, 2024 - Freistatt, MO


2023 Heifer Tag Sale!

Our fourth year hosting the All-Breeds tag sale saw an outstanding lineup of Holsteins, Red and White Holsteins, Guernsey, Jersey, Brown Swiss and this year Milking Shorthorn. The kids did a great job breaking to lead the heifers and getting them ready to show. With a large group of youth from a middle school FFA this year we had to enlist some help from a few adults and older youth to polish up the heifers for photos and videos. A special thank you to: Molly Archer, Libby Shaver, Addison Tharp, Lora Wright, Ellie Wantland, Whitney Yerina, Larry Wright and Kenny Deaver for all of their hard work. I appreciate everyone coming together to make the three events a success: Cow Camp, the Tag Sale and the Youth All-Breeds Heifer Show.

Topping the sale at $3900 was Lot 3 a Warrior December calf consigned by Rick King going back to a long line of College of the Ozarks breeding. She was purchased by Callie and Lane Bench of Arkansas. A Valley Gem Guernsey Fall Calf was second high seller at $3400 out of the EX-92 All-American Deidra! This sweet calf garnered lots of bidding and standing last was Kimber Wilson, Miller, MO. The sale concluded with 11 lots selling for an average of $2100. Thank you to all of the bidders and buyers. Our consignors gave some of their best and we showcased a great lineup. We look forward to improving the sale and seeing all of these kids and calves throughout the summer growing and learning together. Thank you to our Consignors and Buyers!

May 25, 2024, Freistatt, MO;
Judge: Lucas Clanton, Illinois

Show Results

Click on Image below to enlarge



Missouri classified in May. The association had some computer trouble and we will have state compilation lists next month.


Summer 2024 PULSATOR!
Watch your mailboxes - arriving soon.

This issue will be the issue that travels to World Dairy Expo and will be part of Midwest Holsteins. So, be sure to submit your ad and promote your herd throughout the country.

Flip through magazine with arrows. Click bottom right [] to enlarge or download pdf below
To view the Summer 2024 Pulsator PDF Click here

Adults and Youth
ENTRIES DUE: August 1, 2024


IT'S A CONTEST: The Pulsator magazine is sponsoring our Photo Contest again. So dust off those cameras or go back in your files and submit your best! You could be on the cover of the Pulsator!

*Three Divisions: 12 & under; 13-18 & Over 18
*Entry Deadline August 1 (No late entries)
*Photos must show some aspect of dairy production including but not limited to: livestock, products, landscape and individuals.
*Photos must have been taken in MO Since 1/1/23 by the person submitting the image. Limit 3/person.

For complete entry and rule information see image above.
For more information or to submit contact Jenna Wilson, 417-459-8794


LOTS of updates from the MU Team

Items featured in Newsletter
1. AI School - Southwest MO. Fall dates. Scan QR code below.

For more information or to register for the event contact
Specialist: Reagan Bluel 417-772-4231 or

Women In Dairy

June Dairy Month - Meet your FarmHER

May 8, Wednesday
Springfield Botanical Gardens: Picnic & Party @ 11:30 AM
In partnership with Midwest dairy, DFA, Stil Dreamn’ Dairy and Price Cutter of Springfield WID hosted Meet Your FarmHer on June 7th to celebrate June Dairy month. Women in Dairy typically meets once a month to gather like minded ladies together.

Future meeting dates include:
July 17 – Holstein Field day
August 16 – Missouri State Fair Open Dairy Show
September 11th – Stil Dreamn’ Dairy Tour
October 10th – Establishing strawberries & Road trip to World Dairy Expo
Nov –
Dec 11 – Holiday craft party and potluck

Group that helped celebrate June Dairy Month.


Celebrated June Dairy month by sharing with the public.


Dairy Margin Program

The deadline to enroll in DMC for 2024 is April 29, 2024

See the full USDA announcement

USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2024
Rates for 2024:
- January Rate: 8.48. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.02 per cwt
- February Rate: 9.44. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.06 per cwt
- March Rate: 9.65. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment
- April Rate: 9.60. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment


Late fee applies after April 15!

Must submit prior to June 1 for Association awards

All Membership Dues = $50 (Farm and Associate).

Junior only members (no adult membership with them) are encouraged to pay an additional $30.00 Pulsator Subscription fee.

Additional members per farm prefix are still $25.00


1. Membership dues per Farm/Prefix (includes Pulsator Subscription) = $50
2. Pulsator Magazine Subscription (for associate members or jr only
       members or additional magazines) = $30
3. Additional Members / Prefix = $25 each
4. Associate Members = $50
5. Junior Members = $5 each
6. Mid-States Holstein News (additional) = $5
7. PayPal convenience fee = $4

Click on Membership Card below to print pdf


Three options to pay your Membership:
1. Download, Print & Mail Form - click here
2. Pay through PayPal. Must add $4 per transaction service fee.
Please request PayPal invoice.
Email for an invoice
3. OR Submit free through Venmo @Missouri-Holstein.

Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2023 Missouri Membership List - By District



June 24 - 27 National Holstein Convention, Salt Lake City, UT
July 8 MO State Fair Entries Due

July 14 - 16 4-H State Dairy Judging Camp

July 17 Missouri Holstein Field Day, Miller, MO
Hump-Back Dairy

August 2-7 Ozark Empire Fair, Springfield

August 1 Pulsator Photo Contest ENTRY Deadline

August 13-18 Missouri State Fair

August 16 Southwest District Show @ State Fair
August 16 Missouri State Fair Holstein Show and 3-Year Old Futurity, Sedalia

August 20 Pulsator fall issue ad deadline (Midwest Holstein issue)

September 2 World Dairy Expo Entries Postmarked

Sept 29 - Oct 4 World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI

November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
November 11-14 Missouri District Holstein Meetings.
November 20 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

MU Extension Monthly Newsletter

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Scott Wilson

Vice President
John Schoen

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Shannon Kleiboeker


Pulsator Editor
Shannon Kleiboeker
17077 Lawrence 1030
Wentworth, MO 64873

Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262


National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Jason Ewing


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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